Hannibal: Enemy of Rome

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Random House, 2011 - Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C. - 464 pages
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The first in a brilliant new series set during the Second Punic War, from the bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion Chronicles.
In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage, their only serious rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and confidant of Hannibal, and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner. A disastrous adventure will see Hanno sold into slavery and bought by Quintus's father. Although an unexpected friendship springs up between the two boys -- and with Quintus's sister, Aurelia -- the fortunes of the two warring empires once again separates them. They find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict and an alliance forged through slavery will be played out to its stunning conclusion in battle.

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Nice Book, but you can easily make out that the author is unexperienced and needs to work on making the description better.
Name of the book is misleading as it has very less to do with Hannibal
and more to do with an other character Hanno.
But, I must say that the story is no doubt good and keeps unfolding interestingly. You will always be eager to know about the next events.
Overall this is an average written book about an extraordinary story. This book could have been a great book because the story told in the book is awesome.
 

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About the author (2011)

BEN KANE was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. Now he lives in North
Somerset, where he researches, writes and practises as a small animal vet.


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